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    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website

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    Responsibilities

    This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 13 months). It may be extended for additional 11 months without further competition. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions. 

    The appointment to a temporary position does not confer eligibility to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

    The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principle advisor to the Under Secretary and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the application of information technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency's business processes. The Office of Application Engineering and Development (AED) is responsible for the full life cycle management of the USPTO's automated information systems, consistent with the USPTO's strategic IT plans and supporting technical architecture.


    As a Computer Scientist selected for this position, you will be responsible for performing the following duties:

    • Applying software construction, software development lifecycle workflows and methodologies; reviewing and updating development standards;
    • Researching emerging technologies and advising managers and customers on software and/or hardware needs,  and recommending modifications to current software and/or hardware.
    • Writing sound performance practices, i.e. standards, policies and best practices for the agency, to cover every aspect of the software development cycle.
    • Monitoring compliance of the portfolio project's incorporation of performance practices into every aspect of the software development cycle to reduce the performance risk.

    TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED TO VERIFY POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.  FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRE AN EVALUATION AS INDICATED IN THE EDUCATION SECTION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1550 Computer Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541926700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.